Blue and yellow Macaws

Origin- The blue and yellow macaw is a large parrot originating from South America. They nest in the high trees of the rainforest to avoid predators.

Lifespan- Blue and yellow macaws can live up to 50 years, both in the wild and in captivity.

Diet- Blue-and-yellow macaws mainly eat seeds, nuts, and fruits. They use their strong beaks to break open nut shells and to crush seeds. In some cases, they consume clay found at riverbanks which allows them to digest the toxins from unripe seeds that they may have ingested.

Description- Blue-and-yellow macaws are from 81 to 91.5 cm long, weigh from 0.9 to 1.8 kg, and have a wing span of 104 to 114 cm. They are vibrantly colored, with blue on their backs and wings, yellow under parts, green forehead feathers, and green tips on the end of their wings.

Conservation- Considered least concern by the IUCN due to their large geographic range. The population trend is declining but not enough to reach vulnerable status.

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